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Thibaut Courtois suffers ankle injury

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could miss the Blues' trip to Goodison Park this weekend after he picked up an ankle injury in training on Wednesday. 

This has been reported by the Daily Mail, who claim that the Belgian international, despite starring for his country in Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia and Cyprus, could now miss Saturday's showdown with Everton. 

In fact, the report goes on to claim that the shot-stopper returned to west London in fine shape, however suffered the setback on the training ground. 

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It appears, then, that No.2 'keeper Asmir Begovic could replace Courtois for the trip to Merseyside, with the Blues seemingly in desperate need of securing all three points. 

Since signing for Chelsea, Begovic has already appeared against the duo of Swansea City and Manchester City in the Premier League, so he will now be hoping to take to the field once again this weekend. 

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Testing time

It really has been a tricky start to the season for all involved with the Chelsea squad. After securing the Premier League title last term, things haven't been so easy for Jose Mourinho and Co. in the opening stages of the campaign. 

One thing's for sure, the Blues could do without losing Courtois for Saturday's lunchtime kick-off. The Belgian ace is one of the best 'keepers in the Premier League, and it's crucial he manages to maintain his fitness and hit top form after a tricky opening month or so in England's elite division. 

Begovic certainly isn't a bad understudy, but Mourinho's back-line could do with some stability sooner rather than later. 

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